Corpus Christi Mass & Procession

For centuries, church processions have been an integral part of church activities in Italy and throughout the world.  The St. Ambrose Church on The Hill will continue that special tradition on Sun., June 3, as they hold their annual Corpus Christi procession for the feast of Corpus Christi.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Held immediately after 11:00 a.m. Mass, participants are asked to line up in front of the church.  There will be a procession of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of The Hill to three altars, concluding with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in church, with a reception to follow.  (Golf carts are available for those who cannot walk the entire route.)  St. Ambrose is located at 5130 Wilson Avenue, St. Louis 63110.  For more information, call the church at (314) 771-1228.

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“La Traviata” at Opera Theatre

Enjoy a highlight of the St. Louis Opera Theatre season with Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” May 19 – June 23 at the Loretto-Hilton Center.  In the opera, Violetta has one important rule:  Never fall in love.  She insists on her freedom.  Then she meets Alfredo, and things get complicated.  It’s a Verdi masterpiece and includes the directing debut of star soprano Patricia Racette.  Dining available on landscaped grounds before the show.  (Order there, or bring your own).  Meet the cast in a special tent after the performance.  All productions in English.  More information/tickets at www.opera-stl.org  or the Box Office at (314) 961-0644.   The Loretto-Hilton Center is located at 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves.

Enjoy a highlight of the St. Louis Opera Theatre season with Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” May 19 – June 23 at the Loretto-Hilton Center.  In the opera, Violetta has one important rule:  Never fall in love.  She insists on her freedom.  Then she meets Alfredo, and things get complicated.  It’s a Verdi masterpiece and includes the directing debut of star soprano Patricia Racette.  Dining available on landscaped grounds before the show.  (Order there, or bring your own).  Meet the cast in a special tent after the performance.  All productions in English.  More information/tickets at www.opera-stl.org  or the Box Office at (314) 961-0644.   The Loretto-Hilton Center is located at 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves.

by: Annette M. Graebe

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Festa Della Repubblica Italiana Italian Republic Day

The Federation of Italian American Organizations And The Italia-America Bocce Club Cordially Invite You To The Festa della Repubblica Italiana Italian Republic Day
Saturday, June 2, 2018 • 6:30 – 11:00 pm
$40.00 per person Dinner and Music
• Cash Bar

For reservations contact: Vincenzo DiPiazza 314-707-2429
• Angelo Sita 314-781-9341
At the Italia-America Bocce Club 2210 Marconi
• St. Louis, Missouri 63110

72nd Anniversary
vincenzodipiazza@att.net angelosita@sbcglobal.net

 

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This from the Chicago Italian Cultural Institute!


ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE PRESENTS “FARE CINEMA,” THE FIRST ANNUAL ITALIAN CINEMA WEEK, BEGINNING MAY 22 All Events are Free and Open to the Public!


La Città Ideale

CHICAGO – The Italian Cultural Institute (500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450) presents “Fare Cinema,” (Filmmaking), May 22 – 29, featuring screenings of three acclaimed films and appearances by their filmmakers and/or producers, including David di Donatello-award winning actor/director Luigi Lo Cascio, and a special event with costume designer Anna Lombardi.

La Città Ideale

All events are free and open to the public. Coordinated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Luce Cinecittá, and ANICA, “Fare Cinema” is the first international celebration of Italian film on this scale, being presented worldwide by the 83 Italian Cultural Institutes to promote the creative genius of the Italian movie industry. “We are proud to showcase work of some of the most prominent Italian film artists to Chicago during ‘Fare Cinema,’” said Italian Cultural Institute Director Alberta Lai. “The films we are screening include two documentaries, as well as a feature film starring and directed by one of Italy’s most acclaimed actors, Luigi Lo Cascio, who has been awarded the Italian equivalent of the Best Actor Academy Award.” “Fare Cinema” at the Italian Cultural Institute consists of four scheduled events: Tuesday, May 22, 6 pm Screening of the documentary “Where the Clouds Go” (“Dove Vanno le Nuvole”) 2016, by Massimo Ferrari 75 min. Screening of the short film “The Interview” 2017, by Massimo Ferrari 6min Director Massimo Ferrari and producer Gaia Capurso in attendance for a post-screening conversation From Treviso to Riace, passing through Bologna and Padova, this documentary tells the stories and experiences of those who have been brave enough to try to transform fear into opportunities and utopia into reality. This is a documentary that travels through Italy and the migration emergency, revealing surprising models of coexistence and a moving humanity. The writer and director Massimo Ferrari is an acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award winner.

 


Saturday, May 26, 6 pm Screening of the film “The Ideal City” (“La Città Ideale”) 2012, by Luigi Lo Cascio 105 min. Director/Writer/Actor Luigi Lo Cascio in attendance for a post-screening conversation Luigi Lo Cascio directs, scripts and stars in this film.

READ MY REVIEW OF LA CITTÀ IDEALE


To make a reservation please visit https://iicchicago.esteri.it/iic_chicago/en, where all scheduled events are listed with additional information. “Fare Cinema” will receive promotional support from the Chicago International Film Festival.

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